Congratulations on becoming certified! When you became certified—whether it was last month, last year or three or more years ago—you demonstrated not only your support of the profession, but your personal commitment to excellence in the field. Recertification demonstrates your continued dedication to stay up to date with the rapidly changing updates on practices and related knowledge to the profession. To retain your designation, the AAIFM requires all certified professionals to recertify every 4 years either by accumulating 25 educational hours through continuing education, instruction, on-the-job experience, research and publishing, leadership activities, or membership in a national or international professional organization such as the American Association for Investment and Financial Management (AAIFM), or by retaking the examination (“recertification by examination”).